Tropes to Avoid When Writing Genderfluid Characters

Tropes to Avoid When Writing Genderfluid Characters Welcome back to Queering the Narrative! This week, we’re rounding out our discussion on genderfluid characters by talking about some tropes you should be mindful of when writing genderfluid characters! Many of these…

Dangerous Transition Tropes

Dangerous Transition Tropes Welcome back to Queering the Narrative! Recently, my partner and I were discussing the portrayals of transgender characters in YA novels. Though we’re both excited to be seeing more transgender narratives play out, we’ve both become largely…

Queering the Narrative: Tropes to Avoid When Writing Asexual Characters

Tropes to Avoid When Writing Asexual Characters Welcome back to Queering the Narrative! Last week we discussed writing ace characters, and during that discussion I touched on the idea of internalized negative stereotypes about asexuality. This week, we’ll be talking…

Queering the Narrative: Tropes to Avoid When Writing Characters Outside the Gender Binary

Tropes to Avoid When Writing Characters Outside the Gender Binary Welcome back to Queering the Narrative! This week, we’re going to continue our discussion from last week by talking about some tropes that you should avoid -- or subvert, at…